Defence Support Services (DSS) Panel

The purpose of the DSS Panel (Standing Offer Number SON3485107) is to facilitate the procurement of a broad range of services to support the acquisition and sustainment of Defence's (Air, Joint Systems, Land and Maritime) capital equipment and system projects. The DSS Panel provides Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) and Defence with efficient and streamlined access to a broad range of service providers, particularly Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The DSS Panel is available for use by all non-corporate Commonwealth entities.

The DSS Panel comprises 79 Skill Sets at five Skill Levels (PDF) aligned to the following six categories of requirements:

  • Program Management Services;
  • Engineering and Technical Services;
  • Materiel Logistics Services;
  • Commercial Services;
  • Corporate Performance Services; and
  • Authoring and Writing Services.

The DSS Panel has been established under a common Deed of Standing Offer (Deed)(PDF) entered into between the Commonwealth and each of the Service Providers. The DSS Panel replaces the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment - Support Services (CAS-SS) Panel that expired on 23 April 2018.

DSS Panel Usage Information

Information on Contracts entered into through the DSS Panel is publically available through AusTender. Simply enter the DSS Panel Standing Offer Number (SON3485107) when using AusTender's reporting functions.

DSS Panel Key Documentation

Other Commonwealth Entity Access

The DSS Panel Deed of Standing Offer allows all non-corporate Commonwealth entities to utilise the DSS Panel. As such, there are no fees or additional agreements required from other Commonwealth entities.

If you wish to issue a Request for Quotation and Tasking Statement (RFQTS) via the DSS Panel, please contact the DSS Panel Team via email at to facilitate the process on your behalf.

Tendering for Inclusion on the DSS Panel

There are currently no opportunities to tender for inclusion on the DSS Panel. Future opportunities to join the DSS Panel will be available through the DSS Panel refresh process, and advertise through AusTender.

Companies wishing to be informed of future opportunities for inclusion on the DSS Panel should register with AusTender to receive Defence Approach to Market (ATM) notices.

Contacting the DSS Panel

For all queries related to the DSS Panel, please email the DSS Panel Team at